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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“The historic 7 Mile House is an award-winning, family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s to a trucker/biker hangout and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The only place in Brisbane for coffee and pastries. We love sitting out on their patio on a nice day.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The food is tasty and freshly made. It can be busy during lunch and dinner, but the wait is nevevr long and worth it. 9am to 9pm”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Really good Chinese food, very reasonably priced. Great service, family run and quaint little atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Nice trail to walk or bicycle on, take a ferry to the city and enjoy the route and view (check for ferry availability ad timing)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Sailing, my personal favorite. San Francisco bay is considered one of the worlds best places to sail or race, a bucket list region for all sailors. The bay offers dramatic views with tons of sea life from our famous sea lions to humpback whales. Racing the bay is the best with races everyday of the week in the summer plus a lot during the winter too. A good resource for Bay Area sailing information can be found online at Latitude 38.”
  • 1 local recommends
Convention Center
“Cow Palace is an indoor arena that hosts great events located in Daly City, California, situated on the city's border with neighboring San Francisco.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Heated open-air pool, great for swimming laps. Brisbane is usually much sunnier than San Francisco and this is a nice place to enjoy an afternoon outside. Also suited for kids with separate pool. Only $5 to get in. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Very reasonably priced exquisite Vietnamese place. Food and service are excellent. Good for a quick bite if you are looking for something light and healthy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“This is my favorite Sushi anywhere. The food is fresh and tastes great. They do not overcook the vegetables, which I really appreciate. It is family run and feels friendly. it can get busy during lunch and dinner, but not an unreasonable amount. Hours cover lunch 11am to 3pm and then again from 5pm to 9pm, they are closed on Sunday.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Bubble Tea Shop
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“You have to catch this place during the hours of 11am-6pm on a weekday. Amazing boba drinks. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Interesting place to stop by and learn about this history of Brisbane. Also offering great programs for toddlers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food & beverage
“A great place to watch sport, eat bar food and drink pitchers of beer. This is the "Cheers" of San Francisco.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotpot Restaurant
“if you want to try hot pot (a chinese fondue where you dip meat seafood and veggies into a hot pot of boiling broth), this is an all you can eat place with food on conveyor belts”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“The historic 7 Mile House is an award-winning, family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s to a trucker/biker hangout and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The only place in Brisbane for coffee and pastries. We love sitting out on their patio on a nice day.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“The food is tasty and freshly made. It can be busy during lunch and dinner, but the wait is nevevr long and worth it. 9am to 9pm”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good Chinese food, very reasonably priced. Great service, family run and quaint little atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Very reasonably priced exquisite Vietnamese place. Food and service are excellent. Good for a quick bite if you are looking for something light and healthy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This is my favorite Sushi anywhere. The food is fresh and tastes great. They do not overcook the vegetables, which I really appreciate. It is family run and feels friendly. it can get busy during lunch and dinner, but not an unreasonable amount. Hours cover lunch 11am to 3pm and then again from 5pm to 9pm, they are closed on Sunday.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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